Tatajuba

Tatajuba
Tatajuba
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The sapwood is pale yellow to yellowish-white in colour, narrow and sharply demarcated from the heartwood which is yellow with darker streaks when first cut, becoming lustrous golden-brown to russet after seasoning and exposure. The gram is medium to moderately coarse and usually interlocked, presenting a rather broad striped figure...
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Teak
Teak
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The sapwood is usually narrow, pale yellowish-brown in colour, and the heartwood is dark golden-yellow darkening on exposure to brown or dark brown, sometimes figured with dark markings. The wood is dull, with a rough, oily feel, and characteristically scented when fresh, the odour reminiscent of old leather. The grain...
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Wallaba
Wallaba
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The sapwood is grey or greyish-white in colour, sharply demarcated from the deep red to reddish-purple heartwood. The surface of the wood is streaked with resin, which appears in concentric rings on the ends of logs with gummy exudations. The wood is straight grained, and the texture is medium to...
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Red Angelim
Red Angelim
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This timber is very heavy and hard. It is red brown in colour with a medium texture and is slightly lustrous. The grain can be straight or interlocked (interlocked grain is slight).
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Rosewood
Rosewood
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Brazilian Rosewood: The trees produce very varying examples of colour and figure in the wood which varies from chocolate or violet-brown, to a rich purple black. The timber has a somewhat oily appearance and the sapwood is nearly white in colour and sharply defined. When worked, the wood has a...
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Pau amarelo
Pau amarelo
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The wood is bright lemon yellow when freshly cut, turning a rich golden yellow on exposure, with a medium, uniform texture and a grain that is generally straight, although can be slightly interlocked. It is a handsome wood with a slight, superficial lustre.
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Opepe
Opepe
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The heartwood is a distinctive uniform golden-yellow or orange-brown colour, clearly differentiated from the pinkish yellow sapwood which is usually about 50mm wide. The texture is coarse and the grain frequently interlocked, producing a striped or roll figure on quarter-sawn surfaces. Lustrous, very hard and moderately heavy, it weighs about...
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Padauk
Padauk
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The sapwood is of an oatmeal colour, wide, often up to 200mm, the heartwood varies from blood red to dark brown with red streaks. A hard, heavy wood, weighing between 640 and 800 kg/m3 when dried. The grain is straight to slightly interlocked, and the texture is moderately coarse.
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Lignum vitae
Lignum vitae
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Extremely hard and heavy, lignum vitae is one of the heaviest woods in the trade, and weighs on average 1250 kg/m3 at 15 per cent moisture content. The heartwood is a dark greenish-brown to almost black and readily distinguished from the narrow pale yellow or cream-coloured sapwood. The wood is...
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Makore
Makore
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The wood is somewhat similar to a close-grained mahogany. It varies in colour from pinkish to blood red or red-brown, the lighter coloured sapwood is usually 50mm to 75mm wide. Some logs are straight grained, but others have a striking, chequered figure and occasionally show streaks of a darker colour....
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